The Impatient Gardener

Several weeks back, I had the idea to plant Morning Glories near the base of the front porch. I thought it would be nice to have them wind their way up the support beams and make what I hoped would be a lovely display…

Signs of Spring

I was both happy and dismayed to see signs of Spring in the front yard this morning. Happy, because it will be so nice to see the plants and leaves return. (Those are the tiger lilies, by the way). Happy, too, because I’m ready…

A Lazy Fourth…plus Odds and Ends

We’re enjoying a warm, lazy Fourth of July here in Western Massachusetts – nothing on the agenda besides hamburgers and the finishing touches on a room swap we started on Monday (vacuuming corners, putting books back on shelves, that sort of thing). The past…

My Grandmother’s Favorite Flower

It’s here! The first tiger lily of the season. This one isn’t in my yard, though. It’s near a neighbor’s house. I spotted it while walking the dogs. It’s in a fairly protected area, and I think that may account for its early appearance….

This Week

Things worth noting this week: 1. CPT America stopped in at the local library. Okay – so maybe not the CPT America you were expecting, but CPT America none-the-less.The library was kicking off its summer reading program and there were hero cut-outs everywhere. Of course, this…